What does "MTK" stand for?
December 20, 2013 3:33 PM   Subscribe

This may be an absurd long-shot: what song/album/artist could "MTK" stand for?

I've kept a list of several important songs for each month in my life since I was 16. I'm usually very careful about it, since it's my primary way of recording my life and memories, but there was a period this year when computer troubles forced me to keep a makeshift list on my phone. At some point I added an entry that just says: "Mtk." I apparently thought it would be obvious what this stands for, but I've been wracking my brain for months now with no luck.

The entries near it on the list include "Bipp" and Yeezus, so it would have been in late June or early July. There's no guarantee that it was actually new, though, because I include anything that's new to (or newly appreciated by) me. It also might not be a song title, since this list was just supposed to contain reminders to add to the playlist later. Could be an artist, album, or something even more difficult. My tastes are all over the place, genre-wise, but semi-poppy and modern are good bets.

I know this is a ridiculous question, but it's driving me insane and I don't know where else to turn. Any thoughts at all are welcome.
posted by Starmie to Media & Arts (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
"More to Come"
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:38 PM on December 20, 2013

Mack the Knife?
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:38 PM on December 20, 2013 [8 favorites]

Massive Attack?
Mediengruppe Telekommander?
Mr. TK?
Welsh rock worship band MTK?
Matt and Kim?

Can you tell exactly how you capitalized the letters? Is it MTK or Mtk?
posted by prize bull octorok at 3:45 PM on December 20, 2013

Music to know?
posted by miles1972 at 3:50 PM on December 20, 2013

posted by bleep at 4:15 PM on December 20, 2013

posted by lokta at 4:20 PM on December 20, 2013 [5 favorites]

Hmm I also was thinking MGMT - specifically Kids

Okay let's see -- other ideas!

The new My Bloody Valentine album, self-titled as MBV, came out in February.

Wait, that's all I got. I like this!
posted by elephantsvanish at 4:32 PM on December 20, 2013

How do you do text entry on your phone? This may have been fouled up by autocorrect or a typo.
posted by ckape at 5:13 PM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

How about MKS? The single "Flatline" came out in August and I think it was at radio/on SoundCloud in June or July.
posted by bcwinters at 5:20 PM on December 20, 2013 [4 favorites]

posted by chrisulonic at 5:48 PM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

Mt Kimbie
posted by dydecker at 5:56 PM on December 20, 2013 [2 favorites]

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult?
posted by Sticherbeast at 5:57 PM on December 20, 2013 [4 favorites]


But I agree with dydecker, it's most likely Mount Kimbie since they released an album at the end of May.
posted by acidic at 6:06 PM on December 20, 2013

MacKlemore - Thrift shop?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:08 PM on December 20, 2013

Xperience & MtK

posted by snuffleupagus at 6:48 PM on December 20, 2013

What about TKO from timberlake? I could see an autocorrect situation.
posted by saradarlin at 6:51 PM on December 20, 2013

i typed in 'mtk music' and this website popped up: mtk music.
mtk is a dj and here is his genre: HOUSE/TRAP/BASS/GLITCHHOP/HIPHOP
posted by wildflower at 7:20 PM on December 20, 2013

Doesn't mtk stand for "mix tape killer"?
posted by chaoscutie at 10:16 PM on December 20, 2013

The first thing I thought of, and submitted only to reveal how vanishingly unlikely it is: Mack the Knife.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 1:08 AM on December 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

Can you tell exactly how you capitalized the letters? Is it MTK or Mtk?

Yeah, if the rest of the list is consistent in terms of acronyms vs abbreviations, it could narrow things down. Were there a lot of other cases like this that were easy to recall what they represented?

Also, I'm doubting it's a typo/auto-correct. If this is a list, it seems like it'd be easier to notice a misspell of one word on one line (I assume), written in one sitting, as opposed to several words being typed together on one line.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 1:39 AM on December 21, 2013

Thanks for all the great responses, everyone! For posterity: the capitalization is "Mtk," but the first letter is auto-capitalized by my phone.

But I'm 90% sure that bcwinters has it! I'd considered that possibility before, since (a) I loved the Mutya Keisha Siobhan single, (b) I obviously would have a hard time writing out their full name, and (c) it would have been released right around then. But I discounted it because there was an entry for that song a little bit later on the transcribed (to my computer) version of this list.

However, bcwinters's comment made me remember that I added that entry only after rediscovering "Flatline" and wondering why I'd stopped listening to it before. I checked, and the original list on my phone did not have that second entry. So I'm pretty sure I must have (drunkenly?) mis-typed or mis-remembered the letters, forgotten what they stood for and that the song existed, then rediscovered it and redundantly added the song to the transcribed list.

Thanks again, everyone!
posted by Starmie at 12:25 PM on December 21, 2013

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